InBC A Force Of Some , Athenians And Their Allies Met A Much Larger Persian Army On The Rocky Beach At Marathon The Greeks Arrayed Themselves In A Thin Line, Advancing On The Persians Slowly, Then Breaking Into A Run, Splitting The Center And Enfolding The Persian Army In Their Wings The Tactic Surprised The Persians, And Even Some Greeks But, Argues Cambridge University Archaeologist AM Snodgrass, Tactical Innovation Alone Did Not Carry The Day We Shall Never Know Quite How Marathon Was Won, He Writes, But The Superiority Of Greek Equipment Must Have Been An Important Factor Here And Elsewhere, And At Times Perhaps A Decisive One The Greeks, In Short, Were Better Armed Than The Persians, An Edge That Had Evolved Over Centuries Of Martial Experimentation Snodgrass Traces The Development Of Armor And Weapons And The Use Of Adjuncts Like Cavalry And War Dogs Through Greek History, From Mycenaean Times To The Age Of Alexander He Notes, Gainsaying Many Other Military Historians Of Ancient Greece, That The Greeks Were Nowhere Near As Effective In Using Cavalry As Were Their Opponents, Persian And Otherwise Even In Alexander S Time, He Writes, Cavalry Was Neglected In Favor Of Mass Infantry Attacks From Heavily Armed Phalanxes A Tactic That Must Have Cost Many Lives, But That Surely Put An Unholy Fear In The Greeks Enemies Snodgrass S Slender Volume Is A Useful Companion For Students Of Herodotus, Xenophon, Homer, And Other Chroniclers Of Ancient WarfareGregory McNamee
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- 151 pages
- Arms and Armor of the Greeks
- Anthony Snodgrass
- 15 September 2018 Anthony Snodgrass